On August 19th the local consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch will team up with Sustainable Jersey City to host a public screening of “GMO OMG,” an exciting new film that explores the controversial role of genetically modified foods (GMOs) in our global food system, and the potentially dangerous consequences GMOs pose for public health and the environment. Following the screening, Food & Water Watch will lead an open discussion and highlight its campaign to make GMO labeling the law in New Jersey, and local author and nutritionist Michele Jacobson will share important insights from her recently published book, GMOs: What’s Hidden In Our Food.
Directed by Jeremy Seifert, “GMO OMG” searches for answers about GMOs and how they affect our children, the health of our planet and our freedom of choice. It is a timely, informative, entertaining, and ultimately insightful documentary about the question of who controls the future of our food. This “GMO OMG” screening is being hosted by Food & Water Watch, a local advocacy group currently engaged in a grassroots statewide campaign to make mandatory GMO labeling the law in NJ.
Food & Water Watch works to ensure the food and water we consume is safe, accessible and sustainably produced. So we can all enjoy and trust in what we eat and drink, we help people take charge of where their food comes from, keep clean, affordable, public tap water flowing freely to our homes, protect the environmental quality of oceans, force government to do its job protecting citizens, and educate about the importance of keeping the global commons — our shared resources — under public control.